Biophilia

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Harvard University Press, 1984 - Science - 157 pages
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Biophilia is Edward O. Wilson's most personal book, an evocation of his own response to nature and an eloquent statement of the conservation ethic. Wilson argues that our natural affinity for life-biophilia-is the very essence of our humanity and binds us to all other living things.
 

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This book is almost like a love story. It is one of the best books that I have ever red. It is a book that does great service to science in general; biology in particular; and, especially the ... Read full review

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Wilson invented the notion of biophilia (although I believe he invented the term in 1979). Before and since 'Biophilia' a number of scientists and philosophers who ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Bernhardsdorp
3
The Superorganism
23
The Time Machine
39
The Bird of Paradise
51
The Poetic Species
57
The Serpent
83
The Right Place
103
The Conservation Ethic
119
Surinam
141
Reading Notes
147
Acknowledgments
159
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About the author (1984)

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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